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2 Answers | Asked in Intellectual Property for Virginia on
Q: Is my device patent-able?

Out of my garage, I created a device for elderly and vision-impaired assistance, out of commercially available components and open source code that enhances a particular medical companies system... Is it patentable? And after it is patented, I would like to approach the medical company with the... Read more »

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Liliana Di Nola-Baron answered on Jul 6, 2020

Your device sounds like a great invention! You should consider hiring a patent attorney to do a patentability search for similar devices. If there is no interfering prior art your patent attorney can then prepare and file a patent application with the United States Patent and Trademark Office for... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Patents (Intellectual Property) on
Q: I have an idea for wheelchair, during application for patent do I have to submit complete wheelchair ?

Or only the proposal is enough?

Liliana Di Nola-Baron
Liliana Di Nola-Baron answered on Jul 1, 2020

For filing a patent application, you will have to have a clear idea of your wheelchair, so that it can properly be described in the application and illustrated in the drawings.

Contact me if you wish to discuss.

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1 Answer | Asked in Patents (Intellectual Property) for Missouri on
Q: Can I patent an insulated holder, like a can koozie, but for electronic vaporizers?

I have a design for an insulated holder, like a can koozie, except instead of holding a can, it holds electronic vaporizers (Handheld “vapes” used for smoking herbs/herbal concentrates). Popular electronic vaporizers, like the Pax brand, have a common problem where the unit gets extremely hot... Read more »

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Liliana Di Nola-Baron answered on Jun 29, 2020

Dear Matthew,

First of all, congratulations on your creativity!

To best answer your question, we would need to do a patentability search to make sure that your invention is novel and non-obvious over other similar products. If the search shows that there is no impending prior...
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3 Answers | Asked in Patents (Intellectual Property) for Florida on
Q: Suppose I apply for a patent. While I am waiting, can I request that the title (name) of my patent be changed?
Liliana Di Nola-Baron
Liliana Di Nola-Baron answered on Jun 29, 2020

Yes, we can change the title by amendment if you filed a non-provisional patent application, or by filing a new application data sheet if you filed a problem application.

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3 Answers | Asked in Copyright, Intellectual Property and Trademark on
Q: Hello, i would like to ask about the process to register a trademark. thanks

I work at an Information technology company named Intalio. We would like to register the Intalio trademark, and confirm if we can register one of our product names previously owned by another company that we acquired.

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Liliana Di Nola-Baron answered on Jun 24, 2020

The process will involve a search for equal or similar trademarks in the federal registry and optionally in state registries. If the results of the search reveal that there are no analogous or very similar registered trademarks, we can then file an application with the United States Patent and... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Intellectual Property on
Q: I have a business Brain Break with (my name), there's a company called Brain Break but it's not trademarked...

This is just an analogy for the situation, but I was wondering if I did formally trademark my name first would that pose an issue or could I get a DBA to avoid this issue or should I just rename the business altogether? Thanks!

Liliana Di Nola-Baron
Liliana Di Nola-Baron answered on Jun 19, 2020

Although the other company doesn't have a registered trademark, they could still claim long term use and that they have earned customers' confidence based on their name.

A second issue that you should consider is whether the goods that you want to sell and the goods of the company...
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2 Answers | Asked in Patents (Intellectual Property) for Tennessee on
Q: Is universal language translator patented?

I meant to say, is Voice language translator patented. If not I want to patent it.

Liliana Di Nola-Baron
Liliana Di Nola-Baron answered on Jun 17, 2020

You may seek to obtain a patent for your original and non-obvoius invention. You may not obtain a patent for something that someone else invented.

If you have invented your own universal translator we can discuss to see if it could be patentable. Give me a call, so that we can discuss further.

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3 Answers | Asked in Patents (Intellectual Property) for Georgia on
Q: How can I purchase this Patent?
Liliana Di Nola-Baron
Liliana Di Nola-Baron answered on Jun 17, 2020

You will need to contact the patentee to see if they are willing to enter into negotiations for selling their patent. If the patent is assigned to a different person or entity, you will need to contact the assignee.

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